These were some of the most painful shoes I've ever purchased! That's saying a lot, because I'm a shoe connoisseur, and have purchased an awful lot of shoes. These shoes are adorable, and so fashionable, but when I put them on, I had an inkling of what I was in for. Too bad I didn't wear them around the house first, because I would have returned them, but instead, I wore them to work and by the time time I knew they were not fit for wearing more than 30 minutes, the soles were scuffed and it was obvious I'd worn them. By the end of 9 hours at work, my feet were in so much pain, I could barely stand up. Taking them off once I got home was just as painful, because my foot was "frozen" in the position of the shoe, and actually moving my foot was painful. You would think with the huge platform these shoes have, the slope of the shoe would be tolerable. I find this to be the case with many of my shoes that have big platforms
. For some reason, that logic doesn't hold true with these shoes. The width was extremely narrow, and every time I walked, it felt like there was no shock absorption -- I might as well have slammed the bottom of my feet against a hard board (sans shoes). Needless to say, I wore these shoes once, and they've sat in my closet since. There have been so many times I've wanted to wear them, but I think of the severe pain my feet were in and the fact I could barely walk after a couple of hours, and I quickly nix the idea. What a shame, too, because these shoes are absolutely adorable!